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Graeme Docker

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Graeme Docker is a Balmain Tigers nut and a Test cricket tragic. An ex-rugby flanker for the Drummoyne Dirty Reds and a veteran of C grade community cricket with the Shanachies CC. He has modelled his bowling style on John Howard and his batting on Bob Hawke. He currently resides as a Roar rookie and remains a slave to most major sporting events.

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Cummins as test captain should never happen. He’s a great player but it’s just not viable to have a fast bowler as your test captain. If he gets a niggle and needs to rest for a game here and there the captaincy would become like musical chairs. I can’t see it ever happening but under Hohns who knows.

Is Pat Cummins Australia's next captain? We're about to find out

Barry could you find a spot for big Siro please?

The NRL all-star team of one-club stalwarts

Number 72 ??? Only the BBC would do that !

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

thanks Pete. I love Romo, he’s so energetic, excitable and inciteful. I wonder if the officials were instructed to make sure it wasn’t a blow out the other way? They don’t show us all the footage that we need to see and I suspect that the Bucs may have been given far more leeway early on, in manhandling the likes of Kelce and Hill. As for the Bucs offence, once Brady is given a sniff and gets a drive rolling he is like the terminator. But yes, hats off to Todd Bowles and his D. As ugly as it looked for the Chiefs, the constant pressures on Mahomes drop backs in that second half was the highlight of the game for me, and boy oh boy that kid is a fighter.

The GOAT and the WORM: Super Bowl 55 in review

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No Paine, our gain

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No Paine, our gain

Firstly, giving Cameron Smith due credit for his great career, drawing comparisons with Brady and calling him the goat is hardly anti-storm. However, we old leaguies remember a time when players and dodgy refs decided the winners and losers. Not media magnates and PR executives. The Storm are a mirage WASS, everyone except Storm fans realise this. Still that takes nothing away from fantastic players like Slater and Smith…except for a title or two.

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

No I couldn’t switch to seven cause I had only recorded it on espn unfortunately and was running a couple of hours behind the telecast. I watch every game I can, but I wasn’t familiar with those guys. I’m used to hearing Aikman and Buck, Romo and Nance and Collinsworth and Michaels. If I could have watched live I definitely would have switched over. Who are those two espn guys and why did they keep referencing Australia? Whoever they are, they haven’t yet crept into my psyche. What did you think of the game?

The GOAT and the WORM: Super Bowl 55 in review

nah mate i’m just a rookie, but thanks for your vote 👍

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

of course it is Matt. It’s a very tough and skilful game, but there only so many hours in the week. Also it’s a great Australian past time to parochially bash each others codes. Thankfully I wasn’t raised by soccer fans or I’m sure I would never get any sleep at all.

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

Sorry where was the WHACK ! When he said Kyrgios is good for the game?

Novak Djokovic's brutal clapback at Nick Kyrgios reignites feud

no i was just taking the pee, i couldn’t give a rats who the best ping pong poser is, I only watch it once a year

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

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The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

I could easily have King Wally and Greg Inglis is the most brilliant athlete I’ve ever seen in league. But Darren Lockyer’s ability to pull a game out of the fire was second to none, he came up with so many last minute miracles at all level of the game. He is not given enough mentions in goat conversations.

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

I love the Bradbury story. Watching that race live on TV with my dad in 2002 is one of my favourite memories. I can’t believe hollywood haven’t picked it up yet. Just to make the olympic team is a huge achievement, he did it three times. The bronze in the 5000m relay in Lillehammer in 1994 was our first ever winter olympic medal. I was being cheeky, but in all honesty he is definitely the Australian GOAT of speed skating.

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

‘bum of the month’, ouch, as Khamahl would’ve said, “why are people so unkind”

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

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The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

yeah very impressive, I looked at Rocky Marciano’s career and saw that he didn’t become heavyweight champion until his 43rd fight. He defended successfully six times before he retired and as you point out 49 – 0 is pretty special.

The GOAT of GOATs Part 1: Cameron Smith versus Tom Brady

No worries Bill. I think a lot of people don’t quite realise the impact that aggressive comment reactions can have on others. In a rugby league discussion the word ‘soft’ is surely an accepted term in a friendly debate, it is used by ex-players in the media all the time.
You are entitled to your opinion and if people disagree with you they should counter your opinion with more facts and less vitriole. In case no-one noticed, Bill ended his initial comment with ” they seem unwilling to help him retire gracefully which he deserves”, which shows respect and compassion for Boyd and his dilemma.

Please give it away, Boyd

Absolutely, Wilkinson was no shrinking violet. Many of the great kickers are not given their due as all round players. In professional league and union there is no place to hide a kicker who is a one trick pony.

NRL on the money with new rules

Finchy is a gun and a T20 legend. I hope he can get back in the runs at the top of the order, but if he can’t then he should drop down to number 5 or 6 and might find a new lease of life as a closer.

Forget BBL form, Finch is an international gun

Hi Mark
I too scratch my head when I see 6 foot flankers in union. And I agree, the constant need to tinker with the rules changes the fabric of the game and over time they become completely different spectacles. When I watch games from the late 70’s I marvel at the ball movement and the deep backlines stretching across the field. Even in the early 90’s we still had premiership winning teams like Bennets Broncos and Sheens Raiders who would set deep backlines and send the ball from one side of the field to the other and then back again. But in an effort to ‘open the game up’ they changed the five metres to ten and what eventuated is boring and predictable dummy half running or hit ups from one off the ruck for an easy 40 or 50 metre gain with no risks until your in the ‘attacking’ zone of the field.

NRL on the money with new rules

I think at the moment that if Peter V’Landys likes a proposed rule change or policy change they all just bow down and say yes sir, yes sir. Having said that, I like him and I think he is the best leader the game has had since John Quayle. But more points will lead to more blowouts or even worse, the refs helping teams back into games when they are down by 20 odd points, which we see week in week out. God forbid we let the players decide the matches.

NRL on the money with new rules

here, here

NRL on the money with new rules

probably some Star Wars marketing issue

NRL on the money with new rules

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